Wednesday, 20 December 2017
From DavidB: Waaaaaaaaargh! The Challenge is Finally Here! (5 points)
No, I didn't paint a gaggle of orks in the night. This is merely the ones who were not primed. A few were just repaints to tie them in and some were just repaired from storage( like the battle wagon)
I painted this fellow for the principal boss of my Comanche Ork Horde. The horde is all primed and staged, but the stalwarts needed a bully boy to lead them while replacements come.
He has a pet to keep foes at a distance and underlings in line. I thought the purple accented the neutral toned warlord pretty well. (not that orks are worried about such)
I kept his armor plain to tie in to the Blood Axe theme of Confederate grey. The checkerboard and red ties in to the heavy presence of the Goff tribe with black, red, and checks too!
Snake bite orks will be enroute soon and some deathskull lootas. Both favor browns and neutral colors.
This is my all time favorite Ork model. He has teeth and gubbins all over and the details on him are superb. After tidying up unfinished projects and uniting the orks pictured, he was a welcome diversion and suitable first entry for the Challenge. The basing is still drying and he took 10 hours to layer up!
My collection is Rogue Trader to current. I've the gamut from first editions to gorkamorka and more. The battle wagon is still sporting the same paint job from the early 90s I added searchlights from imperial tanks for the big headlights.
My favorite unit is the Blood axe Kommandos and their lurid purple camouflage...very orky! ;)
Not a bomb...yet! Just a solitary warboss!
That is a truly iconic Ork warboss, Dave. I remember this casting clearly when it was released back in the day, thinking, 'Wow, Orks aren't my thing, but that is one darn cool mini.' I really like his fearsome fuchsia pet and that horned helmet is the bomb (the blue gums and tongue really work well with these guys, btw). Well done Dave!
Now, with the ranging shot over, I sit back and await a true Bromley Paint Bomb...